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We can absorb a terrorist attack

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SolaSaint, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. SolaSaint

    SolaSaint Well-Known Member

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    This was Obama's reply to Bob Woodward when asked about the terrorist threat to America. This is noted in Woodwards new book. See link:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/21/AR2010092106706_pf.html

    Will this statement get any traction from the Uber Liberal Media machine? I don't think it will. It should, I couldn't have ever envisioned our own President making such a stupid statement. He thinks it better to pull our troops home and take the risk of Osama building again to attack us. This guy really worries me, and I can't understand why even 40% of Americans approved of his leadership, I feel it should be about 4%. Are we in a mass nightmare, some one pinch me.
     
  2. Gold Dragon

    Gold Dragon Active Member

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    CBS
    CNN
    Yahoo
    ABC
    The Atlantic Wire

    Slate goes into the context of the quote.

     
  3. targus

    targus New Member

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    Obama's actions are obviously different than his words in this case.

    Allowing an unlimited number of unknown persons to pour unfettered over the border into the country is not prioritizing national security.

    It is surrendering it.
     
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    Paul3144 Active Member

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    Which is why Obama has deported more criminal aliens than Bush and has increased border security funding.
     
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  5. targus

    targus New Member

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    It's the one's coming over the border that we do not know about that cause me the most concern where it comes to a terrorist attack.

    Actual border patrolling has not increased under Obama.
     
  6. Gold Dragon

    Gold Dragon Active Member

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    I think what he is trying to get at is that within the scope of the problem of national security, there are priorities. His ranking is something like...

    1. Nuclear or WMD attack
    2. Terrorist attack (not #1 because the US can absorb it)

    I'm pretty sure he would say illegal immigration from Mexico is way down the list of national security problems that could destroy the united states and he would be right. That doesn't mean it isn't a national security issue. Just that it isn't #1 and probably no where near #1.
     
  7. targus

    targus New Member

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    I am not saying that illegal immigration is the terrorist threat.

    I am saying that not securing the borders is a threat.

    If poor illegal immigrants came cross in and out of the U.S. with such ease why can not well funded terrorists do the same?
     
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    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    If terrorists are well funded and well trained why do they need an open border as a means of ingress?
     
  9. targus

    targus New Member

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    Why do thieves prefer unguarded targets?

    It's not as easy to get caught.
     
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